One lawyer said Harvard is unlikely to face lawsuits from students accused of cheating in CS50 because the cases are “awfully hard” to prosecute.
Some CS50 staffers said the course’s recent expansion and online availability of answer keys likely contributed to high levels of academic dishonesty.
Because of the way CS50 reviews cases of academic dishonesty, students likely did not learn of cheating allegations against them until months after they potentially violated course policy.
While Cannon’s system of classification was respected by and essential to the astronomical community, it was dubbed the “Harvard System,” erasing Cannon’s name from its history.
More than 1.4 million emails—some divulging Harvard students’ grades, financial aid information, and at least one individual's Social Security number—were open to the public until Monday.
As pairs of students flock en masse to Harvard Square eateries after Datamatch, employees say the dates bring in welcome traffic.